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Re: The module authors pledge

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Raphael Mankin
November 10, 2011 02:22
Re: The module authors pledge
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On Thu, 2011-11-10 at 18:50 +0900, Shmuel Fomberg wrote:
> I am against the 'if I die' part. As we are all communication over the
> net, it is very difficult to know why a person have stopped
> responding. 
> And it make the statement a bit scary.
The real problem with 'if I die' is that there is no way of knowing: the
only indication one gets is that mail is not being answered, this clause
is therefore pointless. However, having just assumed co-maintainership
of a buggy module, I support the notion - or just make it a condition of
submission to CPAN.
>            I hereby give permission to grant
>         co-maintainership
>            to any of my modules, if the following conditions are met:
>            (1) I haven't released the module for a year or more
>            (2) There are outstanding issues on RT which need
>         addressing
>            (3) Email to my CPAN email address hasn't been answered
>         after a month
>            (4) The requester wants to make worthwhile changes that
>         will benefit CPAN
>            Should I die, then the time-limits in (1) and (3) do not
>         apply.
>         This means it will be archived, and easily accessed. I'll put
>         this in the
>         README for my modules.
>         If others, and particularly the modules cabal, think this is a
>         good idea,
>         maybe we could have a canonical place this this, which can be
>         easily
>         referred to. Perhaps PAUSE could let me record it, so there's
>         one place
>         the modules cabal can check? Or you could put it in module
>         metadata?
>         So, what do y'all think?

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